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    Shona Auerbach

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    Kathy Bates
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    Catherine Corsini
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    Jill Craigie
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    Emma-Kate Croghan
    Emmanuelle Cuau
    Grace Cunard

    Cherien Dabis
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    Holly Dale
    Joan Darling
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    Julie Davis
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    Zeinabu Irene Davis
    Gilda de Abreu
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    Julie Delpy
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    Claire Denis
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    Rosemarie DeWitt
    Katherine Dieckmann
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    Nana Djordjadze
    Sara Driver
    Harriet Dodge
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    Elissa Down
    Martin Doyen
    Germaine Dulac
    Lena Dunham
    Erica Dunton
    Cheryl Dunye
    Marguerite Duras
    Ava Marie DuVernay

    Tracey Edmonds
    Christine Edzard
    Judit Elek
    Sally El Hosaini
    Alison Ellwood
    Ingemo Engstrom
    Ildikó Enyedi
    Nora Ephron
    Marie Epstein
    Danishka Esterhazy
    Kim Evans
    Heidi Ewing
    Valie Export

    Safi Faye
    Regina Fanta-Nacro
    Michele Farinola
    Valerie Faris
    Eléonore Faucher
    Alicia Felberbaum
    Marcela Fernandez Violante
    Forugh Farrokhzad
    Pascale Ferran
    Hannah Fidell
    Mary Field
    Sally Field
    Martha Fiennes
    Sophie Fiennes
    Sophie Fillières
    Roberta Findlay
    Holly Fisher
    Coleen Fitzgibbon
    Jane Fleming
    Anne Fletcher
    Anne Fontaine
    Sadaf Foroughi
    Jodie Foster
    Hollis Frampton
    Andrea Fraser
    Mimi Freedman
    Marylin Freeman
    Jenna Friedenberg
    Su Friedrich
    Sonia Fritz

    Laura Gabbert
    Eva Le Gallienne
    Nisha Ganatra
    Liz Garcia
    Nicole Garcia
    Sara Garcia Villanueva
    Gene Gauntier
    Julie Gavras
    Sarah Gavron
    Dyana Gaye
    Leah Gilliam
    Lillian Gish
    Lesli Linka Glatter
    Delphine Gleize
    Elinor Glyn
    Jill Godmilow
    Lana Gogoberidze
    Sara Gomez
    Bette Gordon
    Dennie Gordon
    Marleen Gorris
    Jacqueline Goss
    Rachel Grady
    Debra Granik
    Lee Grant
    Amy Greenfield
    Lauren Greenfield
    Maggie Greenwald
    Francesca Gregorini
    Marion Grierson
    Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
    Valérie Guignabodet
    Sonali Gulati
    Iris Gusner
    Alice Guy-Blaché

    Lucile Hadzihalilovic
    Dalia Hager
    Randa Haines
    Mira Hamermesh
    Lisa Gay Hamilton
    Barbara Hammer
    Sanaa Hamri
    Marion Hänsel
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    Catherine Hardwicke
    Alma Har’el
    Leslie Harris
    Mary Harron
    Salma Hayek
    Anne Heche
    Amy Heckerling
    Chris Hegedus
    Birgit Hein
    Hanna Henning
    Astrid Henning-Jensen
    Jerusha Hess
    Sachiko Hidari
    Cheryl Hines
    Narcisa Hirsch
    Ivy Ho
    Deborah Hoffman
    Anna Hofman-Uddgren
    Agnieszka Holland
    Nicole Holofcener
    Solveig Hoogenstein
    Dianne Houston
    Nung-Hsin Hu
    Bronwen Hughes
    Faith Hubley
    Ann Hui
    Danièle Huillet
    Bonnie Hunt
    Claire Hunt (aka Kim Longinotto)
    Courtney Hunt
    Helen Hunt
    Gale Anne Hurd
    Anjelica Huston

    Diana Lee Inosanto
    Bodil Ipsen
    Debbie Isitt
    Julia Crawford Ivers

    Mehreen Jabbar
    Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
    Sarah Jacobson
    Jeong Jae-eun
    Wonda Jakubowska
    Agnès Jaoui
    Christine Jeffs
    Patty Jenkins
    Tamara Jenkins
    Vicky Jenson
    Liu Jiayin
    Xiao Jiang
    Xu Jinglei
    Scarlett Johannson
    Liza Johnson
    Lana Jokel
    G. B. Jones
    Hella Joof
    Suma Josson
    Miranda July

    Reema Kagti
    Takeshi Kaneshiro
    Betty Kaplan
    Deborah Kaplan
    Nelly Kaplan
    Prema Karanth
    Niki Karimi
    Anna Karina
    Nicole Kassell
    Naomi Kawase
    Diane Keaton
    Dorota Kędzierzawska
    Marjorie Keller
    Sarah Kernochan
    Joanna Kerns
    Maryam Keshavarz
    Farah Khan
    Shaan Khattau
    Callie Khouri
    Beeban Kidron
    Clare Kilner
    So Yong Kim
    Alison Klayman
    Karen Kluge
    Sandra Kogut
    Ana Kokkinos
    Barbara Kopple
    Cristina Kotz Cornejo
    Indu Krishnan
    Ellen Kuras
    Diane Kurys
    Karyn Kusama
    Julia Kwan

    Nadine Labaki
    Jeanne Labrune
    Christine Lahti
    Kerry Laitala
    Jenée LaMarque
    Mary Lambert
    Micheline Lanctôt
    Matilde Landeta
    Samantha Lang
    Yelena Lanskaya
    Alile Sharon Larkin
    Clara Law
    Arantxa Lazcano
    Kalpana Lazmi
    Caroline Leaf
    Mimi Leder
    Meg LeFauve
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Sophie Lellouche
    Suzanne Lemaître
    Valérie Lemercier
    Kasi Lemmons
    Nanouk Leopold
    Sophie Letourneur
    Lorraine Levy
    Frieda Liappa
    Nnegest Likké
    Caroline Link
    Claudia Llosa
    Phyllida Lloyd
    Sondra Locke
    Barbara Loden
    Julia Loktev
    Joan Long
    Kim Longinotto
    Julie Lopes-Curval
    Issa Lopez
    Nnegest Likké
    Caroline Link
    Marion Lipschutz
    Lynne Littman
    Jennie Livingston
    Ma Liwen
    Emma Luchini
    Kátia Lund
    Ida Lupino
    Noémie Lvovsky
    Lottie Lyell
    Jennifer Lynch

    Angelina Maccarone
    Hettie MacDonald
    Alison Maclean
    Cleo Madison
    Madonna
    Ambuja Magaji
    Evelyn Cindy Magara
    Maria Maggenti
    Sharon Maguire
    Maïwenn (aka Maïwenn Le Besco)
    Hana Makhmalbaf
    Marzieh Makhmalbaf
    Samira Makhmalbaf
    Sarah Maldoror
    Marilu Mallet
    Laura Mañá
    Babette Mangolte
    Suhasini Maniratnam
    Lina Mannheimer
    Sophie Marceau
    Frances Marion
    Eisha Marjara
    Tonia Marketaki
    Havana Marking
    Constance Marks
    Brit Marling
    Penny Marshall
    Tonie Marshall
    Lucrecia Martel
    Darnell Martin
    Laetitia Masson
    Elaine May
    Melanie Mayron
    Patricia Mazuy
    Barbara McCullough
    Paulette McDonagh
    Melanie McGraw
    Kaitlin McLaughlin
    Sheila McLaughlin
    Carolyn McMaster
    Lucille McVey Drew
    Nancy Meckler
    Cindy Meehl
    Jeanine Meerapfel
    Deepa Mehta
    Vijaya Mehta
    Hu Mei
    Ursula Meier
    Susan Meiselas
    Kay Mellor
    Marie Menken
    Nina Menkes
    Agnès Merlet
    Nancy Meyers
    Márta Mészáros
    Agnès Merlet
    Leah Meyerhoff
    Liu Miaomiao
    Annette Michelson
    Joan Micklin Silver
    Anne-Marie Miéville
    Elfi Mikesch
    Laila Mikkelsen
    Tahmineh Milani
    Rebecca Miller
    Sharron Miller
    Maja Miloš
    Trinh T. Min-ha
    Pilar Miró
    Merata Mita
    Helke Misselwitz
    Ariane Mnouchkine
    Tracey Moffatt
    Kaori Momoi
    Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
    Karen Moncrieff
    Cynthia Salzman Mondell
    Adriana Monti
    Jocelyn Moorehouse
    Jeanne Moreau
    Yolande Moreau
    Sarah Morris
    Samantha Morton
    Lúcia Murat
    Kira Muratova
    Pat Murphy
    Anne Mungai
    Musidora
    Anna Muylaert

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    Ruba Nadda
    Phyllis Nagy
    Mira Nair
    Laurel Nakadate
    Terre Nash
    Gunvor Nelson
    Laura Neri
    Shirin Neshat
    Kika Nicolela
    Vijaya Nirmala
    Tuija-Maija Niskanen
    Elvira Notari
    Maria Novaro

    Alanis Obomsawin
    Alice O’Fredericks
    Jenni Olson
    Gulshat Omarova
    Yoko Ono
    Ngozi Onwurah
    Ulrike Ottinger
    Phoebe Owens

    Reneta Padovan
    Lisanne Pajot
    Euzhan Palcy
    Marianna Palka
    Sai Paranjpye
    Véréna Paravel
    Ida May Park
    Claire Parker
    Pratibha Parmar
    Christine Pascal
    Stacie Passon
    Lise Birk Pedersen
    Barbara Peeters
    Stina Pehrsdotter
    Kimberly Peirce
    Alexandra Pelosi
    Claire Peploe
    Cristina Perincioli
    Rachel Perkins
    Barbara Peters
    Mary Pickford
    Vanessa Place
    Gaylene Preston
    Elizabeth Price
    Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Natalie Portman
    Sarah Polley
    Léa Pool
    Leanne Pooley
    Sally Potter
    Eléonore Pourriat
    Joana Preiss
    Olga Preobrazhenskaya
    Carrie Preston
    Gaylene Preston
    Gina Prince-Bythewood

    Joanna Quinn

    Yvonne Rainer
    Lynne Ramsay
    Cathy Randall
    Mari Rantasila
    Jackie Raynal
    Carol Reed
    Dee Rees
    Kelly Reichardt
    Dorothy Davenport Reid
    Lotte Reiniger
    Anja-Kristin Remmert
    Amy Rice
    Leni Riefenstahl
    Patricia Riggen
    Pipilotti Rist
    Catherine Robbe-Grillet
    Angela Robinson
    Marta Rodriguez
    Françoise Romand
    Martha Rosier
    Michèle Rosier
    Stephanie Rothman
    Brigitte Roüan
    Mireia Roz
    Patricia Rozema
    Barbara Rubin
    Pila Rusjan
    Ry Russo-Young

    Saara Saarela
    Leontine Sagan
    Djamila Sahraoui
    Sherine Salama
    Alicia Sams
    Helke Sander
    Helma Sanders-Brahms
    Arlene Sanford
    Sangeeta
    Valeria Sarmiento
    Megumi Sasaki
    Shimako Sato
    Marjane Satrapi
    Nancy Savoca
    Jasmila Sbanic
    Lorene Scafaria
    Angela Schanelec
    Lone Scherfig
    Suzanne Schiffman
    Carolee Schneemann
    Céline Sciamma
    Cynthia Scott
    Daniela Sea
    Beverly Sebastion
    Susan Seidelman
    Amy Seimetz
    Aparna Sen
    Coline Serreau
    Anne Sewitsky
    Adrienne Shelley
    Lynn Shelton
    Millicent Shelton
    Larissa Shepitko
    Cindy Sherman
    Stacy Sherman
    Bonnie Sherr Klein
    Nell Shipman
    Gauri Shinde
    Cate Shortland
    Esther Shub
    Tong Shu Shuen
    Mina Shum
    Amie Siegel
    Nandini Sikand
    Claire Simon
    Wallis Simpson
    Kari Skogland
    Natalia Smirnoff
    Alison Snowden
    Helena Solberg
    Iuliia Solntseva
    Frances-Anne Solomon
    Jill Soloway
    Susan Sontag
    Lim Soon-rye
    Jen Soska
    Sylvia Soska
    Jane Spencer
    Penelope Spheeris
    Jill Sprecher
    J.A. Steel
    Stella Stevens
    Jules Stewart
    Ruth Stonehouse
    Lynne Stopkewich
    Chick Strand
    Barbara Streisand
    Susan Streitfeld
    Susan Stroman
    Caroline Strubbe
    Susanna Styron
    Elisabeth Subrin
    Sara Sugarman
    Lee Suk-Gyung
    Sabiha Sumar
    Elizaveta Svilova
    Mary Sweeney

    Rea Tajiri
    Rachel Talalay
    Shashwati Talukdar
    Kinuyo Tanaka
    Loveleen Tandan
    Nadia Tass
    Sam Taylor-Wood
    Julie Taymor
    Conny Templemen
    Suzie Templeton
    Joan Tewkesbury
    Stella Theodoraki
    Virginie Thevenet
    Betty Thomas
    Caroline Thompson
    Daniele Thompson
    Leslie Thornton
    Ingrid Thulin
    Ondi Timoner
    Janet Tobias
    Loretta Todd
    Fina Torres
    Pimpaka Towira
    Patrice Toye
    Wendy Toye
    Marie-Claude Treilhou
    Monika Treut
    Nadine Trintignant
    Minh-ha Trinh T.
    Fien Troch
    Rose Troche
    Nora Twomey

    Liv Ullman

    Sonia Valentín
    Agnès Varda
    Nia Vardalos
    Dororthee Vandenberge
    Paula van der Oest
    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
    Jennifer Venditti
    Sylvie Verheyde
    Marion Vernoux
    Sandrine Veysset
    Teresa Villaverde
    Claudia von Alemann
    Katja von Garnier
    Rosa von Praunheim
    Daisy von Scherler Mayer
    Margarethe von Trotta
    Lisa Immordino Vreeland
    Jürgen Vsych

    Lana Wachowski
    Nancy Walker
    Susan F. Walker
    Sarah Watt
    Lois Weber
    Joyce Weiland
    Claudia Weill
    Lina Wertmüller
    Jennifer Westfeldt
    Tanya Wexler
    Anne Wheeler
    Maria White
    Susanna White
    Joyce Wieland
    Margery Wilson
    Alice Winocour
    Doris Wishman
    Katie Woods
    Olivia Wyatt

    Tizuka Yamazaki
    Pamela Yates
    Ruby Yang
    Keren Yedaya
    Ning Ying
    So Yong Kim
    Jessica Yu
    Li Yu

    Mai Zetterling
    Nuanxin Zhang
    Chloé Zhao

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    Please help contribute to this ongoing project by sending me the names of female filmmakers not yet included on this list. Thanks! -B

    1. Midnight - digital 50 months ago | reply

      K Biglow is awesome
      She made one of my all time fave movie : "Near Dark"

    2. citypix 50 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous !

    3. bats... 50 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, Brad. And yes, the movie is most deserving.

    4. B.S. Wise 50 months ago | reply

      Midnight-digitial: A cult classic.

      citipix: Thank you!

      bats...: Thanks!

      So far, getting some great suggestions for the list from around the world, and the list is growing. Thanks everyone, please keep 'em coming.

    5. The Visual Poet 50 months ago | reply

      Excellent!
      Sepia Lovers (Pool)

    6. B.S. Wise 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks The Visual Poet, *Petra...

      And thanks so much to everyone who has contributed names to the list, which has now more than tripled since it was first posted.

    7. Ian Brumpton 50 months ago | reply

      It's an interesting argument and I don't think it's just sexism as women are much more heavily represented in TV. Maybe it's just a question of critical mass being achieved before the sex of a director stops being thought of as an issue.

    8. B.S. Wise 50 months ago | reply

      Ian, thanks for your comment. That's a good point, achieving critical mass is the key to enacting any change. According to "The Celluloid Ceiling" study, though, the number of women directors in Hollywood is actually in decline, but outside of the US studio system, this is not necessarily the case at all.

    9. djrockout 50 months ago | reply

      great image...
      great list.

      This image was seen in the Faux Film Group

    10. hamicreek2002 47 months ago | reply

      a lovely shot and fitting honor.

    11. Philip Ed 42 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on this wonderful image. Thank you.

    12. zengrrrl47 [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Great list, great image!

    13. faith huston 40 months ago | reply

      Love it ..... I think we need more wemen directors :)

    14. cousinfrance 21 months ago | reply

      Hi, I linked your page to our FB page. I also have you in our "photos." In the photos section I attributed the photo to you. www.facebook.com/MilwaukeeFeministFilm Thanks!

    15. B.S. Wise 16 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comments and interest. And here is a project for my twenty thirteen, update this list.

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